In the 1850s Henry Wadsworth Longfellow could take a worthless piece of paper, write a poem on it, and instantly make it worth thousands of dollars. In the 1890s John D. Rockefeller could sign his name to a piece of paper and make it worth millions. In the 1950s Pablo Picasso could take a ten dollar piece of canvas, paint a picture on it, and make it worth millions. Today, a machinist can take material worth only $5 and make it worth $500.
However, only Jesus Christ can take a sinful soul, wash it in His blood, and make it priceless for all eternity. Paul described Christ as the One “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14). The apostle John wrote, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him, that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:4-5).
The apostles preached the importance of Jesus. They said, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12; cf. John 14:6). What will you do with your invaluable asset? Jesus asked in Matthew 16:26, “For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Your study of the scriptures should include learning about faith, repentance, confession, and the essentiality of baptism. If you would like to know more about what Christ can do for you, please contact us for further study.